History of ancient philosophy

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-FIL/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer a clear summary of knowledge of the history of ancient philosophy, combined with the ability to analyze and interpret the most significant texts of the main authors referenced in the course. It also aims to familiarize the student with the historical perspective and distance from modernity of antiquity, as well as the problems associated with such (with particular reference to the use of historiographical knowledge for the purposes of contemporary philosophical research). Finally, the course aims to provide lexical and conceptual tools suitable for historical-philosophical communication, with particular reference to ancient, scientific and popular thought.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: Acquisition of the fundamental lines of the history of ancient philosophy.
The acquisition of a familiarity with the contents, the basic lexicon and the methods of ancient philosophy, with particular reference to Plato.
Skills: Ability to apply the knowledge learned in historically framing the authors and texts of ancient philosophy.
Ability to apply knowledge learned about the ancient philosophical lexicon in the analysis, interpretation and discussion of Plato's "socratic"dialogues.
Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The course is divided into two parts. In the first part, starting from the texts (in Italian translation) a general framework of the history of ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Aristotle will be provided. The second part is designed to reinforce the skills acquired in the first part, through the reading of Plato's Phaedrus.
Knowledge of the general lines of the history of ancient philosophy will also be acquired through the study of a textbook, encouraging the student to apply autonomously the indications of method and knowledge acquired to the authors and problems presented in the reference text.
Prerequisites for admission
No specific requirements other than those required for access to the course of studies
Teaching methods
Lectures, classroom and online discussions, lectures or parts of lectures for Q&A.
Teaching Resources
Program for 9 CFU (= 60 ore):
1. F. Trabattoni, La filosofia antica. Profilo critico-storico, Carocci;
2. F. Trabattoni, La filosofia di Platone. Verità e ragione umana, Carocci;
3. Platone, "Fedro", a c. di M. Bonazzi, Einaudi


Program for 6 CFU (= 40 ore):
1. F. Trabattoni, La filosofia antica. Profilo critico-storico, Carocci;
2. F. Trabattoni, La filosofia di Platone. Verità e ragione umana, Carocci;
3. Platone, "Fedro", a c. di M. Bonazzi, Einaudi

Programma for not attenting student:

Program for 9 CFU:
1. F. Trabattoni, La filosofia antica. Profilo critico-storico, Carocci;
2. F. Trabattoni, La filosofia di Platone. Verità e ragione umana, Carocci;
3. Platone, "Fedro", a c. di M. Bonazzi, Einaudi

Program for 6 CFU:
1. F. Trabattoni, La filosofia antica. Profilo critico-storico, Carocci;
2. F. Trabattoni, La filosofia di Platone. Verità e ragione umana, Carocci;
3. Platone, "Fedro", a c. di M. Bonazzi, Einaudi
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination will take place in written and oral form. Through a written test, partly closed-ended and partly open-ended, the teacher will test the general knowledge of the history of ancient philosophy. The oral examination will focus on the themes and texts discussed in class.
The following will be assessed:
- the level of knowledge of theory (exposition) and the ability to exemplify concepts (comprehension);
- the autonomy of judgement in gathering and interpreting useful elements for solving problems related to the course topics (development);
- the communication skills in terms of the adequacy of the language in explaining the acquired competences and the related problems (exposition).
Unità didattica B
M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica A
M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tuesday 9.30-12.30
Office D29, Department of Historical Studies